The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for Test Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Management over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Management
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 44 47
Contract jobs citing Test Management 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire - 1.69% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 2.21% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £363 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -15.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £35.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year +32.86% +17.21%  

Test Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 256 362 349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 79.50% 76.53% 77.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 208 232
Median daily rate £350 £413 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +1.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 19
Median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.63% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Test Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Test Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Management in Gloucestershire

Test Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Management in Gloucestershire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Management in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Test Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Management.

1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Rational Functional Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SAP

Test Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (75.00%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Lead Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) ETL
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (75.00%) C
1 3 (75.00%) C++
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) SAP